December 21, 2012 is full of, as one quick glance will show you a plethora of 1’s and 2’s. The numerology of the day is an 11/2.
2 is the pair, the duo – the beginning of duality, the first coming together, when the self recognizes itself in another – a reflection of never ending mirrors. Duality comes into consciousness – right/wrong, male/female, dark/light, day/night. You can name your own reflections of duality, of that I have no doubt.
2 is the agent, the go-between, the diplomat and peacemaker, because unity can only be accomplished though a meeting of the minds, a compromise on each side.
2 represents the feminine principle of receptivity, the yin, which seeks a union of two distinct entities. It is the gestation period in which things begin to form. 2 collects and assimilates. It seeks a balance between opposing forces, and therefore represents co-operation, attachment and partnership. It is the peacemaker, with an avid attention to detail. Because 2 is so keenly aware of opposites, it has a pronounced sense of rhythm and harmony. Music appeals to its sympathetic and emotional nature. The maternal, patient and sensitive characteristics of 2 cause it to place others first, before itself. Union is its goal, not separateness; therefore it is obedient to and understanding of others. It seeks harmony and assimilation above all.
The numberology of Solstice is the Master Number 11. This day is auspicious because 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It represents illumination; a channel to the subconscious; insight without rational thought; and sensitivity, nervous energy, shyness, and impracticality. It is a dreamer.
The 11 has all the aspects of the 2, enhanced and charged with charisma, leadership, and inspiration. It is a number with inborn duality, which creates dynamism, inner conflict, and other catalyses with its mere presence. December 21, 2012 is most certianly been a catalyst date.
We gather on Solstice to focus on a goal which beyond outselves. We are turning outward to prevent and ameliorste fears and phobias. The 11 walks the edge between greatness and self-destruction. Its potential for growth, stability, and personal power lies in its acceptance of intuitive understanding, and of spiritual truths. Today, peace is not found so much in logic, but in faith. We are drawing on the psychic number.
Today there is a bridge, or connection, between our conscious and unconscious realms, attuning us to a high level of intuition through which spiritual messages can flow. All of this amounts to a great capacity for invention.
11 altruism and community – Today bestows upon us courage, power and talent all the while asking to feel the true mastership of service. Love thy neighbour as thyself – 11 is a number of strong intuition, wisdom and inspiration.
Last year at Solstice we were preparing for this solsitce. We worked with Eros, the Spirit of Love and Duality. Here, as a refresher, are some of the thoughts I shared then:
Eros –Primordial Being
Primordial – generally when we think of that word, most of us follow it with ooze. Well, I beg of you not to think of ooze this evening when I mention Primordial.
The word “parthenogenesis” comes from the Greek parthenos, meaning “virgin”, and genesis, meaning “birth”.
Hesiod, Aristophanes and the Orphica are the oldest written reference to Eros. It is difficult to find even glimpses of the primordial beings because written history came so long after the myths of the primordial beings.
Aristophanes, Birds 685 ff (trans. O’Neill) (Greek comedy C5th to 4th B.C.) :
“At the beginning there was only Khaos (Air), Nyx (Night), dark Erebos (Darkness), and deep Tartaros (Lower World) Firstly, black-winged Nyx (Night) laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Erebos (Darkness), and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Eros with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest. He mated [or fertilised] in deep Tartaros with dark Khaos (Air), winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race, which was the first to see the light. That of the Immortals did not exist until Eros had brought together all the ingredients of the world… Thus our origin is very much older than that of the dwellers in Olympos. We are the offspring of Eros; there are a thousand proofs to show it. ”
Duality of Eros
Now I want to stop and tell you that Eros was a two faced Being. Orphica, Argonautica 6TH Cen “ two-sexed, two-faced, glorious Eros”. Eros is portrayed as a beautiful golden-winged hermaphroditic deity wrapped in a serpent’s coils. When we reconsider what Aristophanes said “He mated in deep Tartaros (the lower world) with dark Khaos (Air), winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race”..
The poets describe him as an incorporeal being invisible even through the eyes of the gods. Eros is the coming together of that which has always been separate. (touch on the theme the illusion is we are all separate) The Unconscious and the Conscious… the primordial creative cause, the element that binds and attracts spirit and matter together. The binding together the two aspects of Eros, the penetration and blending energy of matter with its counterpart and complement, spirit. Esoterically, Eros is the leading force within a seeker that takes him away from a level of duality to a level of unity and wholeness. For my aspectors this is important: Eros is the key to transformation, by placing a seeker on the axial center ~ your spiritus mundi. This level of being brings about the integration of ego with soul. Hence, Eros is the Being that gives us the possibility of letting go of the past and living in the present moment, embracing spontaneously everything within and without our reach. Introducing the spiritual element into the nature of psyche itself. The coming together of spirit and the nature of our Soul – Psyche is referred to as the Goddess of the Soul.
This power of vision is eros, which bestows a passionate bond between the seer and the seen.